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Demanding Democracy

Author : Marc Stears
ISBN : 1400835046
Genre : Political Science
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This is a major work of history and political theory that traces radical democratic thought in America across the twentieth century, seeking to recover ideas that could reenergize democratic activism today. The question of how citizens should behave as they struggle to create a more democratic society has haunted the United States throughout its history. Should citizens restrict themselves to patient persuasion or take to the streets and seek to impose change? Marc Stears argues that anyone who continues to wrestle with these questions could learn from the radical democratic tradition that was forged in the twentieth century by political activists, including progressives, trade unionists, civil rights campaigners, and members of the student New Left. These activists and their movements insisted that American campaigners for democratic change should be free to strike out in whatever ways they thought necessary, so long as their actions enhanced the political virtues of citizens and contributed to the eventual triumph of the democratic cause. Reevaluating the moral and strategic arguments, and the triumphs and excesses, of this radical democratic tradition, Stears contends that it still offers a compelling account of citizen behavior--one that is fairer, more inclusive, and more truly democratic than those advanced by political theorists today.

Was Ist Demokratie

Author : Paul Nolte
ISBN : 9783406630286
Genre : Democracy
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Paul Nolte beantwortet in seiner grundlegenden Darstellung diese und viele andere Fragen und zieht dabei immer wieder Entwicklungslinien von der Antike bis in das 21. Jahrhundert. Sein Buch ist ein einzigartiges Kompendium, das die politischen Theorien der Antike und des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts ebenso lebendig erläutert wie die Geschichte der Demokratie und die aktuellen Herausforderungen der Gegenwart. Eine glänzende Einführung und zugleich ein nachdenkliches Buch, das Mut zur Demokratie macht.

The Oxford Handbook Of Political Ideologies

Author : Michael Freeden
ISBN : 9780199585977
Genre : Philosophy
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This Oxford Handbook will be the definitive study of political ideologies for years to come. The diversity of ideology studies is represented by a mixture of the range of theories that illuminate the field, combined with an appreciation of the changing complexity of concrete ideologies and the emergence of new ones.

Radicalizing Democracy For The Twenty First Century

Author : Jane Mummery
ISBN : 9781315436845
Genre : Philosophy
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While the subject of democracy has been explored by philosophers since ancient times, in the last few decades democracy has been taken for granted in the West as the political norm. The recognition of democracy as an empty concept in Western political discourse and the emergence of theories of radical democracy have renewed engagement in democratic theory and politics. Radicalizing Democracy for the Twenty-first Century explores the radicalizing movement in democratic thought and: • Introduces readers to the key debates in contemporary philosophical theories about democracy. • Confronts popular assumptions about democracy. • Provides a philosophical underpinning for the rise of radical democratic theories, movements and politics. • Examines how radical democracy can respond to the challenges of the contemporary world. Radicalizing Democracy for the Twenty-first Century is an important resource for students, scholars and university teachers in the field of political philosophy, political theory and international relations.

The Oxford Handbook Of Modern British Political History 1800 2000

Author : David Brown
ISBN : 9780198714897
Genre : History
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The two centuries after 1800 witnessed a series of sweeping changes in the way in which Britain was governed, the duties of the state, and its role in the wider world. Powerful processes--from the development of democracy, the changing nature of the social contract, war, and economic dislocation--have challenged, and at times threatened to overwhelm, both governors and governed. Such shifts have also presented challenges to the historians who have researched and written about Britain's past politics. This Handbook shows the ways in which political historians have responded to these challenges, providing a snapshot of a field which has long been at the forefront of conceptual and methodological innovation within historical studies. It comprises thirty-three thematic essays by leading and emerging scholars in the field. Collectively, these essays assess and rethink the nature of modern British political history itself and suggest avenues and questions for future research. The Oxford Handbook of Modern British Political History thus provides a unique resource for those who wish to understand Britain's political past and a thought-provoking 'long view' for those interested in current political challenges.

Political Philosophy Versus History

Author : Jonathan Floyd
ISBN : 9781139499996
Genre : Political Science
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Is the way in which political philosophy is conducted today too ahistorical? Does such ahistoricism render political philosophy too abstract? Is political philosophy thus incapable of dealing with the realities of political life? This volume brings together some of the world's leading political philosophers to address these crucial questions. The contributors focus especially on political philosophy's pretensions to universality and on its strained relationship with the world of real politics. Some chapters argue that political philosophers should not be cowed by the accusations levied against them from outside of their own field. Others insist that these accusations require a dramatic reshaping of normative political thought. The volume will spark controversy across political philosophy and beyond.

Democracy In Latin America

Author : Geraldine Lievesley
ISBN : 0719043115
Genre : Political Science
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This book addresses the nature of "democracy" in contemporary Latin and Central America. It offers insight into the processes and institutions of the different types of political systems and the challenges to them from the Left and popular movements. Lievesley questions how embedded democracyis and asks what constitutes citizenship in political cultures which remain highly differentiated in terms of the structures and relations of power. The framework of the book rests upon an evaluation of two distinct perspectives of democracy, the liberal pacted and the radical participatorymodels.

History Of Political Thought

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ISBN : UCBK:C094321223
Genre : Electronic journals
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The American Liberal Tradition Reconsidered

Author : Mark Hulliung
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215352266
Genre : Political Science
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Eight prominent scholars consider whether Louis Hartz's interpretation of liberalism in his classic 1955 book should be repudiated or updated, and whether a study of America as a "liberal society" is still a rewarding undertaking.

F R Einen Linken Populismus

Author : Chantal Mouffe
ISBN : 9783518759868
Genre : Political Science
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Kann es das geben, einen guten, linken Populismus? Chantal Mouffe vertritt die Auffassung, dass dies möglich und sogar notwendig ist – eine Position, die ihr auch Kritik eingetragen hat. Führt das nicht zu einer gefährlichen Emotionalisierung? Läuft das nicht ebenfalls auf eine Unterscheidung zwischen gutem Volk und bösem Establishment hinaus? Politik, so Mouffe, funktioniere nun einmal über konfrontative Wir/sie-Konstruktionen; und ja, es gebe eine Art »Oligarchie«, die eine Verwirklichung demokratischer und ökologischer Ziele verhindere. Dies mache klare politische Alternativen und neue progressive Allianzen erforderlich. Eine so präzise wie provokante Intervention, die angesichts der Krise sozialliberaler Parteien und der Debatte um »Identitätspolitik« für Gesprächsstoff sorgen wird.

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